Knysna Turacos and Cape Mountain Zebras!

Join Fangs and Feathers on a five day and four night birding and mammal adventure to the beautiful Overberg and Garden Route Region of South Africa.

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A Knysna Turaco on the Garden Route of South Africa

Summary:

Starting in Cape Town or the regional town of George, we explore some of South Africa's most pristine coastline. Our adventure will take us to De Hoop Nature Reserve and Marine Protected Area where we search for endemic mammals such as Cape Mountain Zebra and Bontebok, Grey Rhebok, Cape Eland and possibility see a wiley Caracal. Special birds include the localised endemic Agulhas Long-billed Lark, Cape Vulture, Blue Crane and Denham’s Bustard to name a few. A visit to this wonderful area yields magnificent sightings of Southern Right Whales nursing their calves in the shallow coastal waters during late winter to Spring.. 

The lush Garden Route offers a wide diversity of temperate zone forest species such as Chorister Robin Chat, White-starred Robin, the exquisite Knysna Touraco, Cape Batis, Olive and highly sought-after Knysna Woodpecker and Olive Bush-shrike. The remnant forest patches are the home of ancient Yellow-wood, Stinkwood and Ironwood Trees and strolling the forest trails with binoculars in hand is a satisfying experience.

We utilise comfortable guesthouses and rest camps within the reserves which is subject to availability apon booking. 

Target birds: 

Overberg leg

Cape Vulture, Blue Crane, Southern Tchagra, Denham's, Karoo Korhaan, Blue Crane, Secretary Bird, Black Harrier, Agulhas Long-billed Lark, Cape Clapper Lark (Agulhas race), Cape Rockjumper, Hottentot Buttonquail, Knysna Woodpecker, Knysna Warbler (if doing three days), Cloud Cisiticola, Cape Grassbird, Greater Double-collared, Orange-breasted, Malachite and Amethyst Sunbird, Cape Sugarbird and Cape Siskin.

Garden Route leg

Chorister Robin Chat, White-starred Robin, Knysna Touraco, Cape Batis, Olive Woodpecker, Knysna Woodpecker, Olive Bush-shrike, Green-backed Camaroptera, Knysna Warbler, Yellow-throated Woodland Warbler, Red-necked Spurfowl, Lemon Dove, Olive Pigeon, Forest Canary, Greater Double-collared Sunbird, Grey Sunbird, Amethyst Sunbird, Half-collared Kingfisher, Malachite Kingfisher, Black-bellied Starling, Emerald Cuckoo, Buff-spotted Flufftail, Blue-mantled Crested Flycatcher, African Paradise Flycatcher, White-bellied Cuckoo Shrike..

Target mammals: 

Overberg leg

Cape Mountain Zebra, Cape Eland, Bontebok, Grey Rhebok, Steenbok, Grey Duiker, Cape Grysbok, Large and Small Grey and Yellow Mongoose, Rock Hyrax, Cape Hare, Hewitt's Red Rock Rabbit, Four Striped Field Mouse, Caracal (Lynx), Cape Clawless Otter, Southern Right Whale, Indo Pacific Humpback Dolphin, Southern Right Whale, Indo-pacific Hump-backed Dolphin.

Garden Route leg

Southern Bushbuck, Bush Pig, Chacma Baboon, Vervet Monkey, Common Duiker, Blue Duiker, Indo-Pacific Hump-backed Dolphin, Hump-backed Whale, Southern Right Whale 

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Cost based on per person sharing, for groups of one to five persons. This is because we travel with a maximum of five persons in a tour vehicle. Groups of larger than five will be quoted on enquiry.

Single supplement (for single quarters) is R  additional to the quoted shared costs below.

1 pers (single):  R p/p  

2 pers (shared): p/p

4 pers (shared): R p/p

Includes: Accommodation, dinner and breakfast, entrance fees to reserves, bottled water, tour vehicle, fuel and expert bird/nature guide, spotting scope and field guides.

Excludes: Lunches, alcohol, tips and items of a personal nature.

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